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29th October





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There is only a couple of days left to comment on North Somerset Council's Sites Allocation Plan which includes 28 houses in the filed at Cox's Green.

Earlier this year, due to North Somerset Council not being able to prove they had met their 5 year housing supply, the Planning Inspectorate asked them to review all current planning proposals to see if they could be added to the Sites Allocation Plan.

In September, an additional 22 sites were approved for inclusion in the plan, one of which is the field at Cox's Green for 28 houses. This does not mean that planning permission has been granted for the application but it does show that North Somerset Council believe that this site could potentially be developed for this number of houses.

The proposed additional sites are now subject to public consultation and it is really important that as many people as possible submit their responses. The comments will be sent onto the Planning Inspectorate for consideration and the more responses received will help to indicate the level of concern within the village.

The main issues we feel are relevant include:

Sustainability – distance to village will mean that most people will drive

Lack of public transport

Flooding of access roads to site

Safety issues concerning the narrowing of the road to enable a pavement along Cox's Green

HGVs 's having issues accessing Burnett's Industrial Estate

Lack of services within the village

Lack of parking in the village

Limited school places

Comments must be received no later than 11.59pm on Monday 30th October 2017.

You can submit your comments online at

Please look for MM25 Land at Cox's Green.

Alternatively, you can email comments to planning.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk or send them by post to Planning Policy Team, Post Point 15, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

Many thanks,


This order was required because of the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon works by BT to carry out works in an underground structure. This will become operative on the 31 October 2017 from 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs for a maximum period of eighteen months. However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of three days in duration.


Half Yard (part unaffected), Blackmoor, Langford Road, Station Road (A38), Red Hill (A38), Havyatt Road, Cox’s Green, Silver Street, Broad Street, Station Road, Butt’s Batch, Half Yard (part unaffected) and vice versa.


HALF YARD - from its junction with Bakers Lane for approximately 200 metres in a southerly direction to property Stepstones Farm.

Young patients receiving treatment at Weston General Hospital’s children’s ward will have their day brightened thanks to some colourful murals painted by local students.

A treatment room in Seashore Centre received the makeover by level one art and design students at Weston College who were asked to create paintings that could help children feel more relaxed when visiting the hospital. The students created paintings depicting scenes from children’s favourite books and films, including Peter Pan, the Lion King and Baymax, from Big Hero 6.
Impressed with their work, the project has been extended for another year with college students asked to return to create more paintings to be displayed in the children’s ward.

Julia Marker, Ward Sister of the Seashore Centre, is delighted with the impact of paintings and says: “We wanted to bring some colour and fun into the ward and also find a way for local art students to express their talents in a new environment. “Having art in the children’s ward is of benefit to the children and it is a great distraction to those who might be nervous when visiting our ward for treatment. It’s great to see children who visit us excitedly exploring the paintings looking for characters that they recognise – they love looking at them. We’re now looking forward to working with next year’s students.”

Emma Nicholson teaches Art and Design at Weston College and was fundamental in establishing the partnership between the hospital and college that brought this project to life. “This project has been wonderful for both Weston College students and staff. It has been a privilege to visit the children’s ward on a number of occasions and we have always been given such a warm welcome by the lovely staff. “The students have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has been a great opportunity for them to build confidence and self-esteem. All the students who have participated have shown creativity, teamwork and great community spirit and they should be incredibly proud of creating art that local children, parents and staff can enjoy.”

Ryan Gallivan, art and design student at Weston College, said: “I chose to paint transformers and Beymax as they appeal to both younger children and older teenagers. I have enjoyed the project a lot, especially the visits to the ward.”

Ellie Sparey, another student at the college, adds: “I really enjoyed being part of this project. Before we started the paintings we spent a lot of time talking about what children like and researching children’s stories to get ideas. “I got inspiration from the seaside colours of Weston’s front for one of my paintings. I also painted a water Pokémon to tie in with the seaside theme. It’s really nice to see the art work displayed in the ward – I hope the children enjoy them.”

Fibre-optic broadband in Wrington

BT have installed Fibre Optic links to 4 boxes in different parts of Wrington. They are close to the existing boxes currently in use for broadband. BT customers will be the first to have their lines upgraded for the much faster fibre-optic speeds, but the customers of other ISPs will have to wait. For the latest information, and to see what are the services available to you, go to <http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/adslchecker.php>



- as on the back inside cover of the Village Journal

, which space kindly donared by Butcombe Brewery

EMERGENCY - Fire/Ambulance/Police
Police General
Crime Stoppers
0800 555 111
District Councillor Wrington 862109
Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford
Out of Hours
Practice website
Dispensing Chemist Wrington
Dental Surgery
Baby Clinic, Nurses House, Stockmead, Churchill Tues 10-12 noon
SWEB/EDF Emergencies
Bristol Water Works
0800 365 900
National Marriage & Family Guidance Council (Relate) Weston-s-Mare 627206
Caretaker Memorial Hall 862898
Helpline Co-ordinator
0709 298 3064
Samaritans Bristol
Samaritans Weston super Mare
Wrington Post Office 862289
Wrington Website www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk
Veterinary Surgeon 862497
Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:

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